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by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89162

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

It's hard to feel anything other than hopelessness given today's numbers.
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th June 2021 (QF1, Series 83)
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th June 2021 (QF1, Series 83)

LUKE BOYNTON Highest score: 147 vs John Lorimer-George, game 5 Lowest score: 106 vs Adam Peel, game 8 Score: 1,032 Average: 129.00 Max faced: 1,149 % score: 89.8% Raw score: 1,046 Raw average: 130.75 Raw % score: 91.0% Conundrums: 7/8 DAVE LOMAX Highest score: 90 vs Adam Posner, game 1 & vs Paul Hol...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 17 June 2021 (Series 83, First Quarter Final)
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Thursday 17 June 2021 (Series 83, First Quarter Final)

It's our first quarter final, and in 8 days' time we will know who has won Nick Hewer's final series of Countdown. Countdown recap for Thursday 17 Unknown month '06' 2021. Nick talks about a "last man standing" marathon (to make a spurious connection to Countdown), where you ran a 4.16-mile lap unti...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17 June 2021 (Series 83, First Quarter Final)
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Spoilers for Thursday 17 June 2021 (Series 83, First Quarter Final)

LUKE BOYNTON Highest score: 147 vs John Lorimer-George, game 5 Lowest score: 106 vs Adam Peel, game 8 Score: 1,032 Average: 129.00 Max faced: 1,149 % score: 89.8% Raw score: 1,046 Raw average: 130.75 Raw % score: 91.0% Conundrums: 7/8 DAVE LOMAX Highest score: 90 vs Adam Posner, game 1 & vs Paul Hol...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 272
Views: 46663

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I've found it harder to watch live with the semi-reopening of life, and combined with taking over the C4C recaps from Robbo there are days when I get in the house at 9 or 10pm and still have three Countdown games to watch. So it can be taxing.

Agree with Phil above on all four points.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 16 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 118)
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Wednesday 16 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 118)

It's the final prelim of the series. And of the Hewer era. Countdown recap for Wednesday 16 Unknown month '06' 2021. Nick begins with a story about how easy it is to dupe people and lie. C1: Champion Ant Brown (1 win, 89 points.) C2: Challenger Steve Francom. A Chartered Accountant from Manchester. ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1531
Views: 458572

Re: Ask Graeme?

Graeme Cole wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 11:56 pm
I'm not aware of any episode not being broadcast because a contestant scored zero.
*laughs in Harry Peters*
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1531
Views: 458572

Re: Ask Graeme?

Fred Mumford wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:48 pm
Joe McElderry as younger?

And yeah, I did have to Google/google to recall his name.
He was such a letdown compared to Colin Murray the previous day when I was there.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89162

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Andrew Neil had a good piece on it on his show yesterday.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 15 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 117)
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Tuesday 15 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 117)

Tuesday. Finals minus two. Countdown recap for Tuesday 15 Unknown month '06' 2021. Nick opens with a story about a bloke who did a tightrope walk across the US-Canada border. C1: Champion Neil Thomas (2 wins, 166 points.) C2: Challenger Ant Brown. Works for Network Rail. from Coldean in Brighton. Pr...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 14 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 116)
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Monday 14 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 116)

Football's coming home, apparently. I have to rush off, so this recap will be a little rushed. Countdown recap for Monday 14 Unknown month '06' 2021. It's international bath day, according to Nick, so he launches into a diatribe about Archimedes. C1: Champion Neil Thomas (1 win, 77 points.) C2: Chal...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527032

Re: Politics in General

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:52 am
It's not as if BLM invented it anyway so maybe it's wrong to automatically associate it with them.
True. But it's not as though the Nazis invented the swastika.
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jun 14, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527032

Re: Politics in General

Perhaps I wasn't clear enough...? No matter what England say, that particular gesture has become linked with the BLM organisation. Remember that in June last year Sky Sports removed "Black Lives Matter" branding from its content (replacing it with the Kick It Out and No Room For Racism charities) wh...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527032

Re: Politics in General

The issue is that kneeling has been appropriated by Black Lives Matter (the organisation) which, like Extinction Rebellion, have managed to poison what should be an almost universal cause by diluting it with “tHe eNd oF cApItAlIsM” et al. At Edgbaston this week there was a “test” event for the Test ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11th June 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 115)
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11th June 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 115)

It does seem odd - in real usage as a verb, you're never going use a capital. Really? I'd use a capital for a verb if I'd do the same for the noun it comes from. I wouldn't say "I'll facebook you on Facebook." Would you Google for an answer? Would you Vaseline your nipples before a run in a thunder...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 11 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 115)
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Friday 11 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 115)

Good evening. I wasn't watching live as I was instead scoring a cricket game - a cup final, no less - and 128-6 played 41 all out. Dominant. I'm convinced All4's ads are getting longer. Countdown recap for Friday 11 June 2021. Nick tells Rachel about famous films and films that make you cry. C1: Cha...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527032

Re: Politics in General

Many of these are banterous and, whilst using "inappropriate" language, aren't malicious in any way...? The ECB's modus operandii is guilty until proven innocent. They banned Ben Stokes whilst under investigation, even though he was later acquitted at a trial. Michael Carberry has called for Robinso...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 10 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 114)
Replies: 0
Views: 79

Thursday 10 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 114)

Watching the cricket whilst doing a recap live. I am a multitasker. Countdown recap for Thursday 10 June 2021. Nick talks about lockdown hobbies, and specifically cooking. C1: Champion Declan McSweeney (1 win, 73 points.) C2: Challenger Charlie Rowlands. A student from Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. We...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 9 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 113)
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Wednesday 9 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 113)

Countdown recap for Wednesday 9 June 2021. Nick talks about sustainability and buying and selling used items. Including underpants. C1: Challenger Matt Wilson. An actuary from Surrey. Insurance worker. C2: Challenger Declan McSweeney. Retired software engineer. DC: Susie Dent and Gloria Hunniford. R...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 8 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 112)
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Tuesday 8 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 112)

Hello everyone. Is today going to be the day when Nick Hewer crowns his last octochamp, or was that day retrospectively two months ago? We shall see. Countdown recap for Tuesday 8 June 2021. Nick moans about crisp sandwiches and chip butties. He claims he's lived long enough... C1: Champion Louis Ro...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Next Champion of Champions series
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Next Champion of Champions series

The 16 invites I would hand out: S79: Martin May, Mike Daysley S80: Elliott Mellor, Dinos Sfyris S81: James Haughton, Jamie Wing, Paul Nixon S82: Luke Johnson-Davies, Sam Cappleman-Lynes, Leo Smith, Ian Volante S83: Luke Boynton (regardless of how well the finals go), one other from S83 Wildcards: t...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 7 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 111)
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Monday 7 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 111)

Preliminary 111 in this series. Nelson. Countdown recap for Monday 7 June 2021. Nick talks about dodgy and ambiguous quiz answers, almost as though he is attempting to annoy this forum. Examples include not getting points for "Mahatma Gandhi" (as Mahatma is a title) and "Kilimanjaro" rather than "Mo...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Next Champion of Champions series
Replies: 26
Views: 770

Re: Next Champion of Champions series

Yes, exactly...

Even if the audience struggled to sell out for prelims, you could have had an audience for the finals and COC. Then the director could have shown off the fact there was an audience (like they do with Catsdown).
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

In the event of a tie, ties are broken as follows:

- fewest 0s
- most 12s
- most 10s
- most 8s
- most 7s
- most 6s
- most 5s
- most 4s
- most 3s
- most 2s
- most 1s
- earlier performance
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Under the old (2013-15) voting system, we'd have had our best result since 2017. We'd still have got 0, but under the tie break rules we'd have finished 23rd... 1 Italy 298 2 France 286 3 Switzerland 258 4 Iceland 230 5 Ukraine 194 6 Finland 161 7 Malta 128 8 Russia 106 9 Lithuania 100 10 Greece 81 ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 4 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 110)
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Friday 4 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 110)

One jab done. So my left hand is a little stiff. (No jokes, please. I'm right-handed.) Countdown recap for Friday 4 June 2021. Nick talks about the invention of flying, hot-air balloons, and the first ever unmanned flight. An unmanned flight...? I would have thought that would be a kite or something...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 3 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 109)
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Thursday 3 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 109)

Day 2 of the Test Match, Day 5 of Louis Ross's run... Countdown recap for Thursday 3 June 2021. Nick starts off with a prank video gone wrong, almost as if he's doing a clickbait video title, about a girl with a nut allergy. C1: Champion Louis Ross (4 wins, 369 points.) C2: Challenger Lesley Fernley...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 2 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 108)
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Wednesday 2 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 108)

Unfortunately C4C decided to log me out, and thus my well-crafted recap was lost. So you'll have to have a bare bones one. All4 gave me no ads on this one, w00p w00p. Countdown recap for Wednesday 2 June 2021. C1: Champion Louis Ross (3 wins, 257 points.) C2: Challenger Linda Piper. NHS person from ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 307
Views: 107686

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

I suspect Jay Foreman may have been reading C4C. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX4s1ZLW_PI
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 24th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 59)
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Tuesday 24th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 59)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 24 March 2020. Nick's opening spiel, sounding quite hoarse, is about what happens to social media accounts after death. And with Nick sounding under the weather, it was perhaps a wise decision to pull this one. C1: Challenger Mike Nevins. A retired teacher living in Prest...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 24th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 59)
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Tuesday 24th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 59)

Ray Wilding has uploaded a Wiki recap based on what appears to be a transcript of the subtitles: https://subs.channel4.com/ebu-tt/68259_014_001_001.xml.

Looks accurate enough, so uploading a text version in this thread shortly.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 1 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 107)
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Tuesday 1 June 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 107)

Witty intro, know what I mean? Countdown recap for Tuesday 1 June 2021. Nick moans about dogs not liking hot weather and it's too hot... C1: Champion Louis Ross (2 wins, 181 points.) C2: Challenger Kirsty Watt. An account manager in the IT business, originally from Hertfordshire but now living in Be...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 31 May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 106)
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Monday 31 May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 106)

Countdown recap for Monday 31 May 2021. Bank Holiday Monday. So naturally Nick talks about Peppa Pig. C1: Champion Louis Ross (1 win, 88 points.) C2: Challenger Jackie Tong. Presumably unrelated to Pete. Medical secretary from Faversham. DC: Susie Dent and Janet Street-Porter. Janet moans about moto...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat May 29, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 89162

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

Melbourne in a fourth lockdown now. This is surely proof that “lockdown every time there is a new case” is unsustainable in the long term?
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 28, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th May 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 105)
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th May 2021 (Series 83, Prelim 105)

Well spotted.

Sleep deprivation and 10pm recapping means I haven't spotted that yet.
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 28, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 28th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 105)
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Friday 28th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 105)

It's Friday theeeeen.... it's Saturday, Sunday, WHAT!? IT'S FRIDAY THEEEEEEEN..... IT'S SATURDAY, SUNDAY, WHAT!? Countdown recap for Friday 28 May 2021. Nick reads out a survey about the nation's favourite takeaways. C1: Champion Richard Brookwell (2 wins, 169 points.) C2: Challenger Louis Ross. A m...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu May 27, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 27th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 104)
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Thursday 27th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 104)

Countdown recap for Thursday 27 May 2021. Nick talks about a survey about "if in doubt, laugh". The study was apparently inspired on the end of The Vicar of Dibley. C1: Champion Richard Brookwell (1 win, 96 points.) C2: Challenger Julie Richards. An office administrator from Chippenham in Wiltshire....
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu May 27, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 26th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 103)
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Wednesday 26th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 103)

I have double Countdown to get through thanks to cricket taking over my life, so let's sit down and wade through All4's never-ending ads. Countdown recap for Wednesday 26 May 2021. Nick talks about cooking and cleaning and the abundance of cooking shows on TV. Insert moan about Steph's Packed Lunch ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed May 26, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 912
Views: 527032

Re: Politics in General

Cummings’s select committee appearance is fascinating. The media will inevitably talk about the bomb he threw at Hancock, but if you can be prepared to watch/read it, it’s such a fascinating insight into what he calls systematic Whitehall failure by pretty much everyone senior. Talks about “fundamen...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 25, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 25th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 102)
Replies: 0
Views: 191

Tuesday 25th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 102)

Countdown recap for Tuesday 25 May 2021. Nick tells us it's Geek Pride day. Apparently started in 2006. Remember when Geek Chic was a thing? Unfortunately, Nick is too old to appreciate geek pride and being proud of being a geek. C1: Champion Jenny Badger (1 win, 79 points.) C2: Challenger Jonathan ...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 25, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

It's not rocket science: UK entries have not reached the top 40 in the UK chart since 2014, and we are ALWAYS beaten by other entries in the charts. Most other countries make it to #1 way before the contest in their own countries. So if we can't back our songs, why would anyone else? The BBC have ha...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon May 24, 2021 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 24th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 101)
Replies: 0
Views: 225

Monday 24th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 101)

I don't like Mondays, really. I'm tired, hungover, and sleep deprived. Countdown recap for Monday 24 May 2021. Nicktalksaboutfasttalkerswith585wordsperminuteinyesteryear. C1: Champion Christoper Taylor (1 win, 70 points.) Wearing a shirt without showing off his chest hair today, even if it does look...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat May 22, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Silver lining: we were 23rd in the televote thanks to the tie break rule...
by Rhys Benjamin
Sat May 22, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

I cannot see the UK finishing last. There's too much crap from Belgium, Germany, etc. for it to be there.
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 21, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

OK, here's my prediction for the final: 1 Italy 2 San Marino 3 Switzerland 4 France 5 Malta 6 Iceland 7 Bulgaria 8 Ukraine 9 Cyprus 10 Russia 11 Lithuania 12 Azerbaijan 13 Serbia 14 Norway 15 Greece 16 Finland 17 Sweden 18 Israel 19 Portugal 20 United Kingdom 21 Moldova 22 The Netherlands 23 Albania...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 21, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

San Marino?
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 21, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 21st May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 100)
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Friday 21st May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 100)

So, having spent most of today getting wet at The Oval, it's time for Countdown. Countdown recap for Friday 21 May 2021. Nick gives us a fairly dull story about the history of Salford Docks. C1: Champion Cindy Burfoot (4 wins, 381 points.) C2: Challenger Christopher Taylor. Languages teacher from Gl...
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 21, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co Blackpool 2021 Saturday August 14th
Replies: 10
Views: 4413

Re: Co Blackpool 2021 Saturday August 14th

Is it not a sticky at the top of each subforum, Fiona?
by Rhys Benjamin
Fri May 21, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 272
Views: 46663

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I'll get the recap up tomorrow night, I'm all worn out now...!
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu May 20, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Not keen on that running order, it's really imbalanced by having Albania, Belgium, and Portugal so early on. You've then got three big uptempo numbers Serbia-United Kingdom-Greece, whilst you have three walls of noise at the end in Italy, Sweden, and San Marino...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu May 20, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 20th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 99)
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Thursday 20th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 99)

Countdown takes a back seat in my personal life today, as cricket is back in front of fans and it's Eurovision semi final day. How many "Adrenalina" (San Marino - Senhit feat. Flo Rida) references can I shoehorn in today? Make your predictions now. Before we start in earnest, in the unlikely event a...
by Rhys Benjamin
Thu May 20, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

9/10 - only Portugal for Denmark. That Portugal song is abysmal, how on earth did it make it!?

I gave all my votes to San Marino, and when they weren't called early I was worried for a moment...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed May 19, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 272
Views: 46663

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

I think it was a little spiky, but at the same time it's not a problem, you're allowed to be imperfect.
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed May 19, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

My 10 for tomorrow: - San Marino - Greece - Moldova - Iceland - Serbia - Albania - Finland - Bulgaria - Switzerland - Denmark SMR, GRE, MOL, ISL, SRB, BUL, CHE dead certs for me. The other three are difficult to predict but I've gone for Finland, Albania, and Denmark. Can't see Portugal making it, A...
by Rhys Benjamin
Wed May 19, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 19th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 98)
Replies: 1
Views: 235

Wednesday 19th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 98)

I’m on my iPad today as my laptop’s having one of its temper tantrums. Don’t do recaps on iPads, kids. Not even once. Countdown recap for Wednesday 19 May 2021. Nick talks about weird British traits in the eyes of foreigners. C1: Champion Cindy Burfoot (2 wins, 187 points.) C2: Challenger Kevin Tans...
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 18, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

8/10 for me. Absolutely gutted Croatia didn’t make it.
by Rhys Benjamin
Tue May 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 97)
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Tuesday 18th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 97)

It's Eurovision Semi Final One day. And Man Utd vs Fulham. But first, it's Countdown. Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 May 2021. Nick talks about expensive cock-ups, such as a salary being multiplied by 10, we should be so lucky. C1: Champion Cindy Burfoot (1 win, 91 points.) Appears to be wearing one...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon May 17, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Well, this first semi final (tomorrow, 8pm UK time, BBC Four in the UK) is, for me, a little easy to predict. Any of these not qualifying would be a shock.

Predictions:
- Lithuania
- Russia
- Sweden
- Cyprus
- Norway
- Croatia
- Romania
- Azerbaijan
- Ukraine
- Malta
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon May 17, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 326
Views: 148921

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Had a couple recently, but I didn't fancy returning to the Noughties to register for a hosting site to be able to attach images Don't need to do that, one simply puts [ i m g ] tags around the image's URL e.g. [im g ]https://wiki.apterous.org/images/5/5c/Dave_Lomax.png[/i m g] without the spaces be...
by Rhys Benjamin
Mon May 17, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 17th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 96)
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Monday 17th May 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 96)

Countdown recap for Monday 17 May 2021. Nick talks about The Wizard of Oz, published on this day 100 years ago. C1: Champion Neil McLelland (1 win, 94 points.) C2: Challenger Cindy Burfoot. Recently (15-18 months ago, just before Covid... so not that recent?) moved to Devon. Early retiree. Likes sea...